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mattsk42
May 21st, 2004, 03:06 PM
Hey I figured all computer guys like me drink Dew, so this would be a good place to post this. And I'm sure somone has posted this, but I'm collecting the caps for an Xbox. If you are just throwing them away, send me an e-mail / instant message w/ the code. You don't have to, it would just help me out a lot. Thanks!

Matt

neotrimor <--AIM

mattsk42@hotmail.com <--MSN and e-mail

Thanks!

dongfeng
May 22nd, 2004, 01:36 AM
The last time I saw a Mountain Dew for sale was in about 1990!

CP/M User
May 22nd, 2004, 02:02 AM
"dongfeng" wrote":

> The last time I saw a Mountain Dew for sale was in
> about 1990!

Montain What?!? Is that anything like that Dr Cough
Medicine crap! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2004, 08:46 AM
Hey I figured all computer guys like me drink Dew, so this would be a good place to post this.

Not me, I get my caffein the old-fashioned way -- about 40 cups of coffee a day. My son drinks Jolt cola as well as that Dew-alike with double the caffein, what's it called again?


And I'm sure somone has posted this, but I'm collecting the caps for an Xbox. If you are just throwing them away, send me an e-mail / instant message w/ the code. You don't have to, it would just help me out a lot. Thanks!

Matt

neotrimor <--AIM

mattsk42@hotmail.com <--MSN and e-mail

Thanks!

What is that, some kind of promotion, or what? (Make sure it's for real, and not like the M&M -- year 2000 hoax).

--T

Unknown_K
May 22nd, 2004, 10:41 AM
Lately I have been drinking diet cherry Zup. Getting away from large amounts of sugar in pop along with the caffein. I used to drink 5+ cans a day @ 120calories each that adds up to flab quick, and the caffein just clouds your mind when your not drinking it (and give you a nice headache if you quit all together for a few days).

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2004, 10:58 AM
Lately I have been drinking diet cherry Zup. Getting away from large amounts of sugar in pop along with the caffein. I used to drink 5+ cans a day @ 120calories each that adds up to flab quick, and the caffein just clouds your mind when your not drinking it (and give you a nice headache if you quit all together for a few days).

What can I say, I'm just a caffein junkie. I'd take it intra-veinously if I could.

--T

Unknown_K
May 22nd, 2004, 11:04 AM
I used to be also, but it dehydrates you and causes a mild for of addiction.

Erik
May 22nd, 2004, 11:13 AM
I've done Jolt and Red Bull as caffeine addictions before.

At this point I'm mostly off the stuff except for about 1-2 cups of tea a day and maybe a coffee on the weekends.

That's a lot better then the 6-pack of Jolt + 3-4 cups of coffee I used to ingest. . .

Erik

carlsson
May 22nd, 2004, 11:55 AM
During weekdays, I have 1-2 pots of tea per day, but no coffee (yeech!) and almost no other caffeine products (maybe a Coke for lunch on Friday). In the weekends, I drink neither of that except for tonight when I felt for a big pot of tea...

I find that Jolt tastes quite disgusting compared to the more known cola brands. IIRC, over here it contains 135 mg caffeine per liter (dl?) compared to 130 mg for Coca-Cola et. al. This is due to limitations in food and drink regulations and different from other countries where Jolt can be spiced with twice the dose, 270 mg and thus be more attractive to caffeine addicts.

Dr. Pepper, root beer etc are very rare here, which isn't something I regret. A friend of mine knew a place where he could buy a big tray of Dr. Pepper, but I would let him keep it for himself. Mountain Dew and Cream Soda I have seen exactly once in a small immigrant's store (they are the ones who direct import odd sodas instead of going through a large distributor).

Unknown_K
May 22nd, 2004, 02:23 PM
tea has alot of caffein in it

CP/M User
May 22nd, 2004, 03:31 PM
"Unknown_K" wrote:

> tea has alot of caffein in it

Which is neutrialized from the
anti-oxidents in it, making it
perfectly safe (well my tea is
anyway).

Cheers,
CP/M User.

CP/M User
May 22nd, 2004, 03:32 PM
You people make me sick! ;-)

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2004, 08:35 PM
You people make me sick! ;-)

Calm down, CP/M U, you're too high-strung. I'd suggest you switch to decaf from now on...

--T

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2004, 08:51 PM
During weekdays, I have 1-2 pots of tea per day, but no coffee (yeech!) and almost no other caffeine products (maybe a Coke for lunch on Friday). In the weekends, I drink neither of that except for tonight when I felt for a big pot of tea...

I go thru about 4-5 pots of coffee in a day (I use the term looosely, as my "day" includes all hours of the night as well). My shrink & therapist are amazed that I ever sleep at all. Actually, I'm a reformed speed-freax. Back in the 70's, I used to shoot a lot of Meth, and abuse a wide variety of other substances, so massive doses of the caff have very little effect on me, I'm just too burned-out.


I find that Jolt tastes quite disgusting compared to the more known cola brands.

Never have tasted it, myself. Don't much care for the taste of cola, or any sweetened drink. I normally drink coffee & beer, both of which are kinda on the bitter side.


IIRC, over here it contains 135 mg caffeine per liter (dl?) compared to 130 mg for Coca-Cola et. al. This is due to limitations in food and drink regulations and different from other countries where Jolt can be spiced with twice the dose, 270 mg and thus be more attractive to caffeine addicts.


Wow, and I thought our government was too restrictive, always coming up with new ways to protect us from ourselves.

--T

CP/M User
May 22nd, 2004, 11:33 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> You people make me sick! ;-)

> Calm down, CP/M U, you're too high-strung.
> I'd suggest you switch to decaf from now on...

Relax Terry, I was just kidding!

Cheers,
CP/M User.

carlsson
May 23rd, 2004, 01:51 PM
Maybe caffeine and rifles are two of the neccessities in life, not to be messed with. :twisted:

Beer is something else I can't drink. Once I forced myself to drink one beer, but much due to there was nothing else to offer (not even water, or at least not without asking specifically). Wine and cider yes, stronger alcohol OK (but to a certain limit!), but not beer. Some people would even call me a wuss for preferring tea and wine over coffee and beer.

carlsson
June 1st, 2004, 07:22 AM
Dr. Pepper, root beer etc are very rare here

I visited one of the immigrant's shops yesterday, but they had limited the exotic soda department to Cherry Coke, Dr. Pepper, some variations on Fanta and a few 1.5L PET bottles of other soft drinks like apple, grape etc. Interestingly enough, they have foods from the whole Middle East, East Europe, a little from India and China etc, but the drinks department seems to mainly consist of German and US soft drinks.

They had a large selection of tea though, from both Ceylon, other parts of the Middle East to even Brazil, which I thought was a strictly coffee exporting country (but it might've been an exception to the normal case).

vic user
June 1st, 2004, 08:51 AM
I used to go through 2 cases of 24 coke a week, during university.


now i can't stand the taste of pop ')

Chris

vic user
June 1st, 2004, 08:53 AM
anders wrote:
Wine and cider yes, stronger alcohol OK (but to a certain limit!), but not beer. Some people would even call me a wuss for preferring tea and wine over coffee and beer

I am like you a bit, in that i am not into beer at all, but oh baby do i love red wine!

chris

Unknown_K
June 1st, 2004, 08:55 AM
I used to go through 2 cases of 24 coke a week, during university.


now i can't stand the taste of pop ')

Chris

Do you have any teeth left?

vic user
June 1st, 2004, 09:06 AM
yes, but many fillings :)

chris

CP/M User
June 5th, 2004, 01:59 PM
"carlsson" wrote:

> They had a large selection of tea though, from both Ceylon...

Was one of those Dilmah (think that's how they spell it). Think
that's one of the teas from Ceylon, or was this the sort of tea
brought by the gallon (not tea bag style! ;-)

Don't know about that food from the middle east. I know it's
fine for those people, though there have been some Aussies
being sick (my Aunty for one) over it. Guess it's the same as
them trying Vegiemite!

Cheers,
CP/M User.

CP/M User
June 5th, 2004, 02:01 PM
"Unknown_K" wrote:

> Do you have any teeth left?

I'd be more interested to see how hyped up they might
be! :-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

carlsson
June 6th, 2004, 02:20 PM
Yes, all the tea is loose in a big bag, not packaged into small tea bags. I can't recall the brands - I did not pay that much attention.

I think most kinds of food can be had by most kinds of people, excluding those who have a medical condition. Preparing it in the right way, be a little careful with strong spices for the inexperienced and of course, knowing what does what should be a few of the key issues. The latter certainly is my biggest problem if I am to go serious shopping among shelves of things I can read the English/Swedish translation of but still don't know why and when it is used. Maybe they're selling cooking books like "Eastern for Western" as well if one asks, but right now I more like to add an accent to a planned meal rather than building it completely around an Eastern recipe.